This one was published in the Looking Glass, one of our student publications and rather a good one at that, and well worth checking out!

Just Passing

Home isn’t far,
I can see the houses.
Pastel shades fading and flickering in the breeze.

Not stopping today,
needed the detour to remind me it was there,
ever present, in an eventuality.

Purple foliage,
aged trees, well worn,
a mess of life conspiring to be beautiful.